a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Turtle Tail

For Wednesday Wit and Wisdom at Senior Adventures.  Post a pic, tell a tale.  Join the fun.

I thought I was saving him
I don't think turtles have reverse
So I removed him from dark waters
I thought land couldn't be worse
He overcame his shyness
By golly, he turned around
And headed back to the place
Where I thought he might drown
He didn't want rescued
It was very plain to see
He made a giant effort
To get where he wanted to be.
There must have been some appeal
To this stagnant little hole
He climbed right in
And the spider said, Hello
Sinking he was happy
To be back where he was
I guess dark and stagnant
Is just what he loves.

18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

he put himself there for a reason. If he can get in, obviously he can get out.

Sandra said...

way cool... i did not know box turtles liked water or that they would go in it. he looks happy there..

Buttons Thoughts said...

He knew exactly where he wanted to be and did not let anyone stop him or change him. Some people should be like that:) Love your story and your photos. HUGS B

eileeninmd said...

Hello, that is odd. I have only seen the box turtles on land and not in the water. This one has his or her own happy place. Cute story and photos. Enjoy your day!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Guess he wanted to cool off in a place he wouldn't have to share... except with the spider of course.

Debbie said...

what a great series!!!! i'll bet he does that all the time!!!

Lynne said...

Like . . . and his shell too . . .

Lowcarb team member said...

Great pictures and great words.

He obviously knew where he wanted to be!

All the best Jan

Linda Wildenstein said...

Turtles do have peculiar personalities, much like people, they are all different. Loved this. xoxo Linda

Susan Kane said...

It seems that mama doesn't know best.

Panchali said...

Beautiful shots! I had rescued one long ago, and it became my fave pet. We called him Shonku!Lovely post, Gail.

Linda Kay said...

Great job with your story,Gail. I couldn't open you link from my blog, but was able to get to your story through your blogsight....who knows? What a funny little creature...and we can't interfere, can we? Wonder what the draw was all about?

TexWisGirl said...

too darn cute.

Arkansas Patti said...

Turtles are stubborn. If you try to rescue one on the highway, you had better deposit him on the side of the road he was heading towards.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Box turtles cannot swim. However, they do need to soak and drink up water(which they store up). They will sit in it for hours, if allowed to.
Thanks for checking on him!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

So cute! Littler critter knows where s/he wants to be :)

Mary Ann said...

Very good! :-)

Karen S. said...

Go figure, right. Seems he/she had a destination! Stubborn as a ...hmmm turtle!

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